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Meet LaShawn Merritt
Meet LaShawn Merritt
Focused, determined, humble: Just a few sides of Virginia's finest.

2008 U.S. Olympic Trials
2008 U.S. Olympic Trials
LaShawn defeated rival Jeremy Wariner to win the 400 meters in Eugene, Oregon.

LaShawn Merritt's Blog

05/12/2009 - 13:23
Stronger Than Ever
by LaShawn Merritt
I ran my first 400 (44.50) about two weeks ago in Guadeloupe. It was pretty cool. My calf was a little tight before the race so I didn't want to overdo it.
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02/10/2009 - 17:55
A Busy Offseason
by LaShawn Merritt
After the season, I pretty much just relaxed, just enjoyed myself. I had a great season, so enjoyed my six weeks off.
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08/22/2008 - 02:55
4x400 Glory?
by LaShawn Merritt
On Saturday night, LaShawn and the rest of the 4x400 meter relay team will try to get the United States its only relay gold of the Beijing Olympics.
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08/17/2008 - 18:01
After Round One
by LaShawn Merritt
I've been here for awhile so it felt really good to finally run. I felt pretty good. I wanted to run around 45 flat or faster. That was the plan and that's what I did. So I felt good.
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08/16/2008 - 15:33
The Quest Begins
by LaShawn Merritt
With the 400 meters about to get underway, LaShawn wrote about getting ready to face his rival, Jeremy Wariner, and taking the gold medal. ON WARINER
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08/14/2008 - 01:08
Waiting Game
by LaShawn Merritt
In his latest entry from Beijing, LaShawn writes about being at his first Olympics, getting ready to race, and more. BEING HERE
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08/12/2008 - 02:41
Taking It In
by LaShawn Merritt
LaShawn still has several days left before competition begins in the 400 meters, but he took a minute to talk about the opening ceremonies, and what he's doing while in Beijing.
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07/28/2008 - 18:06
Bound for Beijing
by LaShawn Merritt
Before leaving South Hampton Roads, I took some time to answer questions about the air quality in Beijing and the food, both of which people have been saying a lot about..
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07/22/2008 - 18:05
Good to Be Home
by LaShawn Merritt
On Monday I got invited to spend the day at the White House with President Bush. It was great. He showed me around the White House and we all ate dinner together.
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07/16/2008 - 18:00
Update From Paris
by LaShawn Merritt
I've been busy since my victory in the 400 meters last month at the U.S. Olympic track and field trials.
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